That’s not what Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said, but he might as well have. The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation warned that the “extreme right” in Europe is now so powerful that the OIC is unable to overcome it.
It seems that the “Islamophobes” must have had an effect, doesn’t it? But before you break out the champagne, consider this: the European Union has offered to host the third meeting of the “Istanbul Process” — the love child of Hillary Clinton and the OIC — which means that the Brahmins of Brussels are keen to deliver an Islamophobia-free Europe to the representatives of the OIC when they convene in Eurabia.
These remarks by the Secretary General simply provide an early warning of the coming crackdown on the European Counterjihad, in particular on popular political leaders such as Geert Wilders, Oskar Freysinger, Marine Le Pen, and René Stadtkewitz. The recent police investigation of Politically Incorrect in Germany is another harbinger of the shape of things to come.
Pay particularly close attention to this statement by Prof. Ihsanoglu: “[T]he rise of the extreme right through elections has become an issue that cannot be countered.”
In other words, the “rise of the extreme right” can be countered, provided that those nasty unpleasant Islamophobic elections can be avoided. I’m certain the EU will be able to think of some way to give the OIC what it wants.
Bear all that in mind when you read this story from the International Islamic News Agency:
OIC/EU: “The increasing role of the extreme right in Western politics is beyond our abilities to counter them” says OIC Secretary General
JEDDAH, 8 Safar/Jan 3 (IINA)-Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said that the European Union offered to host the third meeting of the ‘Istanbul Process’, which deliberates, in a series of meetings, on developing mechanisms to implement UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on combating intolerance, discrimination and incitement to violence based on religion ore belief.
The Secretary General of Islamic Cooperation in his office in Jeddah on Tuesday 30 January 2012 [sic] pointed out that the EU’s offer to host the meeting represents a qualitative shift in action against the phenomenon of Islamophobia, which spread in many European countries, targeting the Muslim communities there.
The phenomenon of Islamophobia is found in the West in general, but is growing in European countries in particular and in a manner different than that in the US, which had contributed to drafting Resolution 16/18. The new European position represents the beginning of the shift from their previous reserve over the years over the attempts by the OIC to counter “defamation of religions” in the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Officials in the Cultural Affairs Department of the OIC said that the European Union’s offer to host the third meeting (the first was in Istanbul in July and the second in Washington DC in December) is considered a promising new possibility of solving this problem. The ‘Istanbul Process’ will have an added momentum by holding the meeting in Europe, which is more affected by the phenomenon of Islamophobia and hostility towards Islam.
However, Ihsanoglu said that the growing role of the extreme right in politics in several European countries has become stronger than the capacity of the Organization, explaining that the extreme right, who hates Muslims, became leverage in the hands of politicians. He added that the rise of the extreme right through elections has become an issue that cannot be countered, considering the democratic way in which these extremist reach their positions. He pointed out to the referendum held in Switzerland, as an example, which resulted in suspending the construction of minarets there following a vote by the Swiss people. [emphasis added]
One final thought: Prof. Ihsanoglu’s statement that the “extreme right… hates Muslims” is untrue. Geert Wilders, for example, has often stated that he has no problem with Muslims, only with Islam. His position is a secular variant of the motto “hate the sin, love the sinner”.
Islam is a totalitarian political ideology, like Communism. We could hate Communism without having to hate all the poor souls who were forced to live under its yoke.
The weak and brittle Islamic edifice only holds together through the power of petroleum wealth. When the petrodollars run out — which they eventually must — Islam will come crashing down, freeing up hundreds of millions of people to find a better, more humane framework in which to live their lives.
Right now the only question is whether Western Civilization will self-destruct first. The jury’s still out on that one.
Hat tip: Fjordman.